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2:56 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

New York's Mande Diaspora - Part 2

Fri. 7/30: An exploration of New York's Mande community with ethnomusicologist Ryan Skinner, touching on the life and culture of Mande artists.

In the second part of Afropop's exploration of New York's Mande community, we look at the lives Mande artists have made for themselves in America. This program deals with the urge to escape community, to experience American life and music. Also with the strains of being undocumented and unable to travel. We'll hear more from ethnomusicologist Ryan Skinner, and focus on music by Balla Kouyate, Balla Tounkara, The Mandingo Ambassadors, Fula Flute, Brewed by Noon, Kakande, Source and more.